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>> what does truman say? >> the buck stops here. >> what does john f. kennedy say? >> ask not what you can do for your country but what your country do for you. >> what does clinton say? >> i did not have relations with that woman. >> george w. say? >> [ inaudible ] >> andrea: very cute. ing from. freddie "red eye" tomorrow 11:00 p.m. new time, in show. watch it. banned phrase. give it up for. i hate this. just say clap. >> is that what they say? >> greg: no more of that. >> eric: tomorrow, saturday, 11:30 a.m., 4:30 pacific,
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cashing in. we are throwing a third birthday party bash for obama care. there it is. a little of that. a little of that. >> bob: i will be there for that. >> eric: dvr if you can't be there. >> bob: our fox poll is -- i got to get out of your way? sorry. i'm not used to this as you know. the poll is at we are serious about this and so are the other people. the veterans deserve more credit than you got and you deserve to be treated better that cbs decided to treat you. i will never understand why, but i'll say that you dug yourselves in a hole.
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give me the shovel. get out, apologize. apologize sunday night during your next episode of the race or whatever it's called. >> dana: "the amazing race." >> bob: "amazing this." and everybody have a good weekend. see you very soon. that will be monday. ♪ >> shannon: as we mark the third anniversary, bipartisan set-back for obama care. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> shannon: good evening. i'm shannon bream in for bret baier. the president's healthcare reform law turns three tomorrow and for the first time, democrats join republicans to take a step back. tonight, chief national correspondent jim angling sets the staple for obamacare future looking at -- sets the stage for obam obamacare's futu.
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>> broad majority of the senate voted 79-20 last night to repeal part of obamacare. a tax on medical devices from hip replacements to mri machines. >> this is about innovation about jobs. >> other taxes are in place, including a $100 billion tax on insurance premiums. that will cause the average person $100 a year. part of the financing for what the president sees as his signature policy achievement. >> after a historic vote, healthcare reform is not an unmet promise. law of the land. >> some of those who know the business next are skeptical. >> a great misconception about the obamacare is just because you have health insurance you will get adequate healthcare. nothing could be further from the truth.
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>> obamacare will pay less to providers and increase number of insured by 30 million. >> patients don't get the services rendered because the tok torsent to provide them at the below market cost. >> obamacare expand the demand for care. it doesn't do anything about supply. >> they agree on one thing, the success is whether the young and healthy people sign up for insurance in large numbers. >> the government has to enroll people to make sure they have coverage. >> older people with higher healthcare cost are paying 5 to 7 times what a 20-year-old is paying for the same health insurance policies. >> obamacare will change that allowing a 3 to 1 difference to drive rates up for younger people. >> substantially higher, maybe double what they were paying. of course, that will cause young people say is it worth
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it? i go without inurious. >> it's absolutely going to be a premium shock for people that are basically younger and healthier. >> a lot of the great shock will be eaten up by the subsidiaries they will receive. >> the fine for an individual not having insurance is low. $95 a year in 2014. so what if young people decide to wait until they get sick, then sign up? >> that would be perfectly allowable under the law. so you could see many million of people moving in that direction. >> that would be perfectly legal, but lethal for obamacare hope to cover everyone and lower costs at the same time. shannon? >> shannon: much more to come on this. thank you. >> absolutely. thanks. >> shannon: deliberative senators working as quickly as possible and that can only mean one thing. it's time to get out of town. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live at the capital with the
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final budget push before the easter break. good evening. >> good evening. after four years of the senate not passing a budget, many members will vote for the first time tonight on a plan, late night and likely political consequences. it is voting day in united states senate. >> we had 400 amendments filed. 400. i'm not going do 400 amendments. the average we have on this is between 25 to 35. so i would, everyone should understand that is about where we should wind up. >> votes on issues including abortion, the death tax. and bail-out, which could have an impact on races in 2014, potentially the 2016 presidential campaign. republican ted cruz offered to repeal obamacare that failed but forced 2014 ballot democrats kay hagen and max baucus and mark pryor to support it. it gets to the budget, south dakota tim johnson and louisiana landrieu lan will have
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to choose. >> you believe you can tax more and spend more and borrow more. that will somehow create growth and prosperity. we have had four years of the experiment, i out the and oppose from the beginning. it hasn't worked. >> the motion is not agreed to. the amendment is not agreed to. >> hours after the plan, failed 59-40 in the senate with democrats and five republicans including rand paul and cruise voting against it. they hit a political attack against those supporting the ryan plan. >> the senate did vote to reject the idea that the balancing the budget by arbitrary tate should come before middle class families. >> after congressman joe garcia voted no yesterday on ryan's budget, super pac went
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on offense running this ad. >> joe garcia voted against balancing the budget. garcia backs policy to put america more in debt. >> garcia acknowledges that it could have local consequences for local votes. >> it shouldn't be, but they are a testify in addition of party priorities. i say to members when they come, you are an independent representative of your district. >> for 32 of the 100 senators, this is the first time they will vote on a budget as senators. making a paper trail. for the murray budget it's expected to come up for a vote after midnight with 55 democrats in the senate and only a simple majority needed. it's expected to have the votes. shannon? >> keep an eye on it and talk about it with the panel. mike emanuel live on the hill. thank you. well, the f.a.a. says it will close 149 federal contract towers at smart airports next month because of sequestration. the agency will keep 24 towers open that had previously been
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selected for closure. additional 16 will stay open because they have separate funding. one republican senator says it's all a misdirection play. >> they are not being shut town, because they're expensive. on average they cost $1.3 million less per year to operate. they are shut down to come back with unionized employees in the regular air tower system. things aren't what they seem. we don't have a problem in front of us we can't solve. what we have is a lack of leadership an direction to get there. >> shannon: see the full interview with senator coburn sunday on america's news headquarters at 12:00 p.m. eastern. president obama is in jordan tonight. the latest stop on a middle east tour dominated by threats involving iran and syria. refugees are pouring in to jordan. chief white house correspondent ed henry traveling with the president and reports tonight from ahman. >> with the sun setting on president obama's first foreign trip of his second
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term it was a majestic arrival in jordan for talks with a pivotal u.s. ally on mideast peace. this is the nation racked by turmoil as king abdullah has seep a flood of syrian refugees stream across the border and decimate the economy. >> this is behind us. we have to roll up our sleeves. it will be a bumpy and difficult road. >> for the second time on this trip, the president expressed frustration when a reporter suggested that the u.s. is not doing enough on syria. >> the united states often finds itself in a situation where if it goes in militarily, it's criticized for it. if it doesn't, people say why aren't you doing something militarily? >> president is prodded on by carl levin who called for active approach to take out president bashar assad, from no-fly zone to airstrike. >> it's tragic. it's heart-breaking.
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the sight of children and women being slaughtered that we have seen so much i think has to compel all of us to say what more can we do? >> king abdullah is also under pressure. since a refugee camp alone is now the fifth largest city in jordan. there is also fear extremists will spread chemical weapons from syria to jordan and israel. abdullah resisted any foreign military intervention and today visibly winced as a reporter asked if it would provide asylum. the president tid penal is $200 million more in u.s. taxpayer assistance to jordan for refugee and scored diplomatic victory by getting israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu to patch things up by phone with his turkish counterpart after a bitter spat that could have hendered u.s. efforts to get turkey's help on syria.
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the president visited the church of the nativity in bethlehem and continued outreach to the people. although a stop at the holocaust museum in jerusalem may have provided a chilling reminder for the president about the difficult decision to head on syria. >> we see how evil can for a moment i triumph when good people do nothing. silence. >> president assad vowed today he will purge syria of all extremist forces. a sign he is only digging in. shannon? >> ed henry live, traveling with the president. thank you. a big protest today in cairo against the muslim brotherhood in egypt. about 3,000 demonstrators rallied outside the group's headquarters. riot police tried and failed to keep them separate from several hundred brotherhood supporters. the group has too much
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>> shannon: north dakota lawmakers continue an attempt to restrict abortion. bill passed today says life begins at conception. other bills waiting for the for's signature would ban abortion sought because of genetic defect, like down's syndrome or when a fetal heartbeat is detected. republican for has not indicated if he will sign them. the latest fox news poll indicates miles per hours want tougher fun law. 85% of those polled favored background check, restriction on high capacity magazines and ammunition. you may have heard talk of ammunition shortal and implication of a sip center
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motive. correspondent doug mckelway tries to separate fact from fiction tonight. >> ammunition shortals across the country, coupled with a big ammo purchase by the both drawn congressional scrutiny. 13 members of congress vote the department of homeland security secretary janet napolitano on march 13, asking why t.h.s. is purchasing vast duanes of ammunition, more than historical use suggested needed. tom coburn written d.h.s. separately. he has be hearing an earful from constituents. >> we got on it. we saw some of the reports. we ask. that is what i'm here for. >> they have long held conspiracy theories on the internet. they have de facto gun control with coming takeover. >> there is fun confiscation. we saw it in katrina. they will cordon cities. if you prove you are good, get food and a travel pass when
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you turn all your firearms in. of course, the army is going to be searching your house. >> the response has calmed some fears on the hill. >> they haven't bought more ammunition than in a long period of time. if you go through it without fear to make a judgment, i think they are probably doing what they need to do. >> d.h.s. figures show ammo purchases are lower than years past. 148 million rounds in 2010. 108 million in 2011. and 103 million in 2019. the law allows d.h.o. is purchase 1.6 billion rounds of ammo but they haven't done that. a d.h.s. official told fox news the purchase ceiling of the contract are intended to keep prices down. save the taxpayer money. what is causing the shortal of ammo? >> there is more gun owners and firearms. you layer on top of that,
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consumer demand because of the concern of restriction that the administration is aggressively pursuing through congress. >> while many federal law enforcement agencies covered under the d.h.s. ammo procurement, local law enforcement agencies are not, so they too are seeing ammo shortages. shannon? >> thank you, doug. >> officials say a marine shot and killed two colleagues at military base in virginia late thursday evening before killing himself. authorities were called to the marine corps base quantico. we have been telling you how difficult is it for military benefits to get benefit from the both now. courts are stepping in. we report on a major decision involving the d.a. more now from douglas kennedy. >> it was a bureaucracy at the v.a. you said made the last eight years of his life a living hell. >> he fought more with that v.a. than he ever did in
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vietnam. >> harold phraser is one of nearly 20,000 u.s. veterans who died last year. waiting for the department of veterans affairs to decide on they benefits. >> now a circuit court judge in washington is taking the federal agency to task to make it more difficult for veterans to receive benefits. there was an order thursday. blasting the v.a. for failing to live up to the commitment. he called the action troubling and threatened to pemmize agency officials. it seems that sanctions may be needed to motivate v.n. the future. the judge wrote in 13-page order. hobson from the national organization of veterans advocates. >> there are a lot of veterans whose rights were short-changed. >> the judge came out and
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ruled in our favor to say v.a. cannot proceed in this fashion and circumventing rights of veterans. >> in a statement the v.a. did not go in to details about the opinion but said it's working with the justice department to form a response. fox news has been covering the story of the v.a. backlog for months. speaking with countless, frustrated veterans like robert fearing. >> you applied for benefits but got little response. >> i got no response. >> tiresome process. >> right now they fight against veterans. crazy, insane. >> veterans advocate across the country hope the court order will spur the v.a. to help them rather than fight them. douglas kennedy, fox news. >> shannon: still ahead, the times are changing for u.s. relations with china. first, desperate times may lead to desperate measures in
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>> shannon: wall street finished the week on a high note. the dow gained 90-1/2. the s&p 500 was up 11. nasdaq finished ahead 22. money at the root of much concern tonight in cyprus. lawmakers there are desperately trying to find enough of it to get even more of it from european bankers. senior correspondent greg palkot has more. >> it a crumple time. angry cypriots continue their protest, politicians huddled with the european union officials. >> it's not fair. revind it. >> they're trying to come up with a last-ditch plan to avert bankruptcy and avoid
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rocking global markets. closing down a big troubled bank and selling off the bad debt, as well as selling off bank branches in greece and facing tough restrictions on financial transactions, ruled out nationalizing or dipping in to state pension funds. even the tough germans thought that was too hard. >> back on the table is private bank accounts. this is set to be limited to bigger accounts. >> the country must be saved. the banks closed until tuesday it's getting worse for the citizens ofsy produce. businesses are slowing down and shortals are growing. >> how do you think i feel? parliament is set to resume debate for plan "b" of the bail-out saturday including
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what form that controversial levy on the private bank account might take. the deadline for the e.u. pulling the plug on this is monday. shannon? >> days away. thank you very much. france is backing off the plan to raise the top tax rate to 75%. there are two legal opinions saying the proposal is unfair. the top rate is 41%. the tax on income is above $1.3 million. new meaning to the term account dinner on the road." you can't believe everything on tv. grapevine is next. none of us would want to be told we can't marry the pern we love. as americanswe believe in freedom. that's what i fought for as a marine, and that's what we believe in as republicans. freedom means freedom for everyone. i didn't use to understand the importance of same-sex marriage, but after learning my brother was gay i
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fewer than 8600 homicides linked to firearms in 2011. when you look at depth by rifles of which the assault weapons are sub category, the number drops to 323. smaller portion for children. in montana free meal could be as close as the nearest highway. the senate as a road kill bill to stop and pick up elk, deer, antelope and moose that had and lost run-ins with car. not every animal is fair game. earlier version of the bill allowing for collecting raccoon, possum and some birds is caned. it heads to governor's desk for a senator. one told the "associated press" it's a sin to waste good meat. welcome sight for hungry airline passengers monday. order of 60 pizzas delivered to the plane. delta flight from boston to atlanta was diverted to knoxville, tennessee, because of weather. stuck on the tar mac for three hours. airline employee called pizza hut and after a tsa screening the pizzas were delivered to
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the passengers complete with a police escort. passengers say they appreciated the gesture and despite request, no beer was served with it. unfortunate caption in the online edition of the "washington post." you can see the fox news producer spotted the picture of the butler university bulldog mascot, accompanied by this description. "syrian rebels attend a training session." the picture was eventually removed. russia is rolling out the red carpet for the new boss in china. the visit could usher in a new partnership that may not be in the best interest of the u.s. chief washington correspondent james rosen on the status of the relations with the most populist country. >> on the first foreign trip as the chinese president in office for a week, travelled to moscow. there with the exceptional pageantry, russian president vladimir putin hailed the two country special tra strategic
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partnership. >> translator: we are sure yours have, mr. president, will give new strong impulse to russia, china relations. >> no optimism had the visit to china by jack lew. u.s. spent a decade, mostly in vape, imploring china to be a responsible stake-holder in the global economy. that means stopping the intellectual property theft. currency manipulation and sponsorship of cyber attacks on the business and government agencies. they caution the administration not to get the hopes up. >> internal problems inside beijing will not permit the beijing to have good relations with the united states or most countries around the world. the apex of the political power in china is dominated by the so-called conservatives. >> in the 40 year since richard nixon took advantage
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of the sew yet tension be the first sitting u.s. president to visit china and held his historic talks, the china-miles per hour-american rs have seen the high and the low. the recent move to shield the road to meaningful action of the security council and propping up the stallennist dictatorship in north korea, which is in hot pursuit of nuclear weapons capability. led to the four decade journey with beijing. >> we can't afford to contain china. we can't disregard china. we have t to have a relationship. there will be successes in the u.s. china relationships but more challenges. if you look at the agenda for 2013. >> the state department officials say they were working to verify the publish report that said in a positive move, china halted the oil shipments to north korea. it confirmed the move would be a punishment for the nuclear
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test the north conducted op february 12. at the state department, james rosen, fox news. >> shannon: investigators in south korea say they were wrong when they identified a chinese internet address that the source of this week's coordinated cyber attack on six mayor companies. official calls the effort careless. north korea is still suspected of being behind the assault. senators kill one piece of obamacare to try to come up with the first budget in four years. the fox all-stars discuss when we return. -endurance ? the longest 4g lte battery in a razr thin profile. with 32 hours of battery life that turns an all-nighter, into a two-nighter. the droid razr maxx hd by motorola. droid-endurance. droid-powerful.
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jobs in america. i can my colleagues to vote with senator hatch and me to repeal this tax. >> two senators talking about repealing something to fund in part obamacare. talk about it with the panel. charles lane, opinion writer for the "washington post." nina easton for "fortune" magazine and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. welcome to you all. chuck, i start with you. one thing we have seen on the hill which is good news but something that is aimed at one of the funding mechanisms for president's healthcare law while he is overseas doing other things. >> you know, just because something is bipartisan doesn't mean it's a good idea. i have to say that i can understand why the republicans would vote for this. but what about the democrats? they support obamacare and they're voting to defund it. further more this tax is levied on highly profitable industry. which depends for a lot of its profits on government progra
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programs. medicare and medicaid. excuse me. it's actually if you are going to fund obamacare, one of the fairer ways to fund it. i'd like to know what they are planning to do to come up with $30 billion. since we will have the program. obamacare is not going anywhere. where do they get the $30 billion? >> shannon: i have friends in industry that said it's difficult for them that it cost jobs because it was a tax on gross profit. why do we get involved with this? >> this is a symbolic of the political land mines we are going to see. there was divisiveness over the theoretical impact. now we have concern over the reality of obamacare. next year we see companies, big companies are going to start saying well, we would
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rather pay the penalty than give extra benefits to our employees. employees look for insurance. you have 3 # states who haven't set up insurance exchanges so you have that problem. you the small businesses who are looking for ways to get out from under the 50 full-time employees, they have 50 full-time employees delay have to provide healthcare. so you have them deciding to well, we will put more people on part-time employment. so you have all the problems, that will hit people. real people. then you have the insurance companies quietly telling people that premiums will go up. substantially. one company said as much as 116% for some consumers. so you have got -- again, this is the reality of it is hitting. i think it is going to be problematic for the president's healthcare reform as it moves forward. >> charles, with all of that in mind how does it play out with the 2014 mid-term
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election? that happens the same year this is rolling out. >> it will be a train wreck and it is going to be as nina indicates not a theoretical argument but a practical one. people will see the real effects. also, the sham way in which it was constructed. chuck asks where is the money going to come from if you don't tax device makers? it comes from the taxes. this is going to be added on the deficit. they constructed a budget, that made it look as if, as obama promised, not going to cost the treasury a dime. well, the cbo says it will cost $1.3 trillion over a decade. so there is an increase in $1.3 trillion plus a dime in taxes. so that it ends up looking like it's not going to cost. but there will be increases in taxes everywhere. this one will be canceled. it's ridiculous. this is the one area, medical devices where the u.s. has tremendous advantage in technology over the rest of
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the world. why would you kill an industry that is so productive? so, the money will be cut. it will have to come out of taxes. the $1.3 trillion will become $1.6 trillion. it will climb. ultimately it will be a drag on the economy. i think ultimately after it hits and you get a train wreck and all the inefficiencies people will say in a couple of years, why don't we adopt a canadian system? cut out the middleman. and stop all the waste. simply have a simple system. government is completely in control anyway. have it done honestly and cleanly. >> shannon: was that the plan all along? >> i was going to add to that the funding problem is that you have the states, who opted out and don't want to set up the exchanges. the administration tried to get funding from congress to set them up themselves. that is another, congress said no. so that is another problem. another complexity that is going to add to the problem at
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a time when people are told by the way, they are breaking the law if they don't have insurance. i see a lot of practical problems down the road. >> shannon: these have fiscal implications. talk about the budget. we want to get to that as well. today senate for first time in four years around midnight going to vote on a budget. we think. expect it will be on the party lines. they are going through the amendments now. dozens of them. chuck, how do you think it plays out? >> votearama they called it. i love it. quick point on the medical thing. this vote was on a budget, resolution. >> shannon: right. >> it's not binding. this is a sense that the senate thing, free shot. it doesn't actually take effect. >> it could down the road. >> yeah. >> likely do a binding vote on that. >> it would override a veto. >> i think the democrats have kind of played in, it played out the way the republicans wanted with respect theteams now. this votearama was going to be
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filled witfilled with amendmentd democrats take tough votes. democrats push backstaging a vote on the ripe budget they can use against -- ryan budget they can use against the republicans in their 30-second ad. you are seeing e-mail and ad on votes passed. in that sense, politically, the republican plan is unfolded. the damns manage to write a budget, patty murray's budget hit their lowest common denominator politically. kept the tax increase under $1 trillion. it didn't look so bad. >> shannon: what is a rounding error around here? i want to note something that mike emanuel had in reporting today about the votes going on in the senate. he said ted cruz, the republican, obviously, offered amendment to get rid of obamacare, defund it and repeal it. it forced folks to vote. democrats are up 2014. que hagan, max baucus, pryor. what do you think the impact could be there? >> i don't think, it's sort of
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a dead end for the attempts to repeal obamacare. i don't think that there is enough political momentum to do that. certainly among democrats. i don't see it going anywhere. >> the issue of forcing the folks up for re-election the next time around. >> that is why for the past four years, the republicans have been on the receiving end of the cheap shots on the budget. because only the republicans had produced a budget. now because of i think pretty smart maneuvering on the part of the g.o.p. in the house. the senate produced one. that is beginning to make the senators flicker in the red state that romney countered, highly embarrassing and will hurt them. which is why reid refused to propose one over four years. now i think we are going to have a firing range but the shots will be going in two directions. i think is kind of nice. >> shannon: okay. charles likes it.
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>> shannon: every week viewers vote for your choice online in our friday lightning round poll. this week winners and losers. we'll get to that. that won. but first, talk about the late west the abortion doctor trial in philadelphia. we have sound related to that. >> under something called the "born alive infant protection act," that child is a person. and is entitled to all protections of federal law. >> we're discussing the trial of the doctor in philadelphia accused of really mismanaging and carrying out gruesome procedures. at his clinic.
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the national abortion federation counters the statements that have been made by saying this particular facility is in philadelphia outlier, not typical of the high quality abortion care provide by majority of the abortion providers in this country. bring the panel back in to talk about it. chuck, i'll start with you. this trial is playing out as we see, some states passing the most restrictive abortion laws in decades. >> yeah. i think they are going to draw additional support from the relations in this case. we should say everyone is innocent until proven guilty. we haven't heard the defense case yet. the prosecution laid on strong evidence including eyewitnesses, physical evidence, alas of the dead babies themselves. and i must say it's doubly shocking to read how this case was discovered in the first place. i have a apparently the f.b.i. raided the office because he was sus suspected of running a narcotics operation out of this office as well. they found $250,000 in cash in
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his apartment. it's a very sickening case. >> shannon: well, dash -- >> a very creepy case and creepy human being if the charges are true. i don't think we made clear here what would happen here is the aborted babies were born semily alive and then they stabbed them to kill them. to me it's a broader -- there is a broader story here. that is about mid-and late term abortions. these are not fetuss. faceless fetuss. these are babies. this doctor even joked one of them could walk to a bus stop allegedly. he was preying op a vulnerable population that felt like they didn't have options go. it back and i think as an adoptive mother if we had more, if we had adoption out there, as an option, where women could heroically give birth, take their children to term and place them in a good home, do you know the numbers of domestic infant adoptions
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drop so low they stopped counting them? the government stopped counting them. and yet, we have over a million abortions a year. >> shannon: i'm thankful for adoption. that's why my mom is alive. i'm here too. i have seen it work in a lot of ways. that talk continues and we'll keep an eye on it. it comes as a number of states are passing restrictive laws. today, north dakota, the second house passed a law that would essentially outlaw abortion to starting life as moment of conception. keep an eye on that. no clear sign whether or not the governor will sign it. all right. next topic. the story doug mckelway has on the internet all over the place about the department of homeland security making massive buys of ammunition. we have facts. >> yeah. i think it should reassure those people who are watching us now from a cave in the rockies where they are provisioned for a year or two. >> shannon: we might need them. stay friends with them. >> waiting for the obama coup
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d'etat, which is apparently not going to come. senator coburn who isn't exactly a liberal said number one the amount of ammunition is less than in previous years. number two, it's about a tenth of the ceiling that the d.h.s. has allowed. the last point is that the ammunition that people are saying is now short supply, is being used by the d.h.s. for obvious purpose. it is being used for the training of agents like the border security agents who have to go to the range a lot and stay sharp. everything on the hand-out. hate to disappoint the conspiracy theorists they have to come up with something new. >> they will. >> coburn said he is satisfied with the answer so far but not done. stay with him on that. winners and losers of the week. everybody wanted the hear this. chuck, tart with you.
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>> i gave my winner of the week to president obama. because i think he came off okay in israel. israel a country where public opinion is not favorable for him. he got smooth reception and smoothed over rough patch with benjamin netanyahu. that is my winner. loser is chancellor angela merkel of germany. whose government took something out of the crisis in cyprus, took something that was a problem and made it worse. now everybody hates germany more than they did before. >> shannon: nina? >> my winner would be netanyahu. that this president, the u.s. president had the worst relations historically ever. not by israel but an extension to bebe. the loser is dianne feinstein who really had high hopes for passing an assault weapons
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ban, particularly after the shooting of school children in connecticut. the democratic leadership told her no way. >> charles? >> i agree the winner is the prime minister of israel. but for different reasons. obama essentially said the palestinian leadership stop using the excuse of settlemen settlements. way not to enter in negotiations and you should and in the end the settlement issue will be decided and resolved if and when the peace agreement. irrelevancy. the losers are the russian gangsters. especially the ones who have stuffed a lot of the ill-gotten loot in banks in cyprus. this couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch. >> shannon: i decided to get in on the act. my loser and the winner is the same. liberty university men's basketball team.
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